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Garden Museum, London

I’d got a note from Jane Perrone some time ago now. Essentially, there was a gentleman by the name of Christopher Woodward she felt I should have a chat with. Christopher, Jane noted was the Director of the London Garden Museum.

That I remember, the museum was in the process of trying to meet its opening day deadline and understandably so post that, my meeting may be more appropriate. The day after Chelsea Flower Show Press Day I popped in for my first visit.

The images below will give you a gist of just what was on display there at the time; and from the video the view from the top of the tower – not for week of knees – so well worth the 131 steps. Visuals aside, my still of horticulture hobby for sometime now allows and again allowed access (one of) the brains behind the scenes and the gentleman behind London Garden Museum, Director Christopher Woodward.

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Garden Talks: Peter Donegan, Blarney Castle, Blarney in Bloom 2017

garden speaker, peter donegan

This July I will be speaking at Blarney Castle and Gardens at the very amazing Blarney in Bloom Festival.

  • When: Sunday 9 July, 2017
  • Where: Blarney Castle and Gardens
  • What: Blarney in Bloom
  • Cost: 8 euro. Inc’s admission to the Castle and Gardens

What will you be talking about :

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Garden Talks: Peter Donegan, Dublin Castle. Bloom Fringe 2017

Bloom Fringe 2017 took place June Bank Holiday weekend.

Far from the show gardens that I have made, Le Fringers and the very merry possé, it is fair to suggest, do things quite beautifully different.

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Dublin Landscaping: Split Level Back and Front Garden

peter donegan gardens

When one takes a garden within any location, the decision that has to be made pre its landscaping is essentially, how do you want it to make you feel when; the last plant is placed in the ground and upon first glance you see it. In a nutshell, irrespective of the amount one spends, your investment and subsequently your garden, should stand out and equally fit for all of the right reasons – and – make you feel right at home, or at work. I personally prefer the former.

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Garden Design Talk: Celbridge Community College

peter donegan, celbridge community school

I was delighted to be invited some weeks ago to speak with the students of Celbridge Community School, Pobalscoil Chill Droichid.

As noted to me by their teacher Mr Bright, the class were trying to change the current entirely paved in courtyard area to something a little more, interesting and photosynthetic. And I guess when one has never done this before, whereas I do it almost every single day, sometimes a little inspiration can be required.  Read more